International Undergraduate Transfer Admission

You are considered an international undergraduate transfer applicant if:

  • you are currently attending university in another country and are not a citizen of the United States; or
  • you are currently attending university in the United States (studying on a student visa) and are not a citizen of the United States.
  • completed 28 units by enrollment at La Verne (applicants who have completed fewer than 28 units must submit a high school transcript with graduation date).
  • you took any college-level coursework in the fall after your high school graduation

Application Deadlines

The University of La Verne is on rolling admission. This means we continue to accept applications until the class is full. However, we recommend students apply by the priority deadlines:

  • Fall Semester (August): 1 April
  • Spring Semester (February): 1 December

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be completed to be considered an applicant to the university:

  1. a completed La Verne Transfer Application OR Common Application (Only fill out ONE);
  2. $50 (USD) application fee;
  3. We will accept unofficial transcripts for admission consideration, but we will need final official transcripts directly from your school once you graduate
    • Transcripts from foreign colleges and universities must be submitted for evaluation to a recognized credential evaluation service before an admission decision is made.
    • The University of La Verne requires a subject breakdown, with letter grades and upper or lower division equivalencies. Please note that most evaluation services charge additional fees each time a document is reviewed, so it is in the student’s best interest to request a complete evaluation during the first application to the foreign credential evaluation service. The evaluation service’s recommendations will be regarded as advisory only, as the final decision regarding the articulation of this coursework rests with the faculty and the Office of the Registrar. For an up to date list of approved Foreign Credential Services, please refer to the following website.
    • In order to have foreign coursework reviewed for General Education applicability (as opposed to elective credit), students need to submit a request form for certification of course descriptions. An applicant may use any NACES-recognized agency for this service. SPANTRAN and IERF are two companies with La Verne specific applications.
    • More information about transferring coursework to the University of La Verne can be found here.
  4. a Personal Essay allows us to get to learn a little more about you. Essay prompts are located in the application are and submitted at the time of application submission;
  5. Completion of college-level English with a C or better from a regionally accredited institution or a qualifying score on the TOEFL (La Verne Code 4381), IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or PTE Academic results sent directly from the testing agency to the University of La Verne;
  6. One letter of recommendation

Application materials can be uploaded directly through the application process, or emailed to

Upon admission, and submission of the $200 tuition deposit, you may begin the I-20 process. Log into your admissions portal and click on the “Submit Your I-20 Application and Documentation” link. You will need to fill out the application and submit following documents:

  1. La Verne financial statement;
  2. copy of the passport photo page; and
  3. bank statements; and
  4. University of La Verne Transfer Form (only from students currently enrolled at a U.S. institution).

We do not require these documents to review your application, but we do require these of all admitted students in order to process the I-20. A non-refundable deposit of $200 must be received in the Office of Admission before an I-20 form can be issued to the admitted student.

Additional Information

International students must not plan on earnings from employment in the United States, financial assistance, or scholarship grants. The estimated yearly cost for an international student to attend La Verne is approximately $65,350. This includes tuition, fees, room/board, books, and personal expenses (summer school tuition and transportation are not included).

La Verne Office of International Student Services is authorized to issue the I-20 when international applicants have been fully admitted and have submitted the $200 advance tuition deposit. To allow time for obtaining visas, it is important for international applicants to provide all required documents a minimum of two months before the beginning of the semester.

Students holding F-1 and J-1 visas may attend classes only at the Main Campus in La Verne, and are not eligible for the accelerated (off-campus) program.

To be considered for admission, international students must provide the above documents to the Office of Admission. All application materials become the property of the university upon receipt.